Alleys Lived

For the author, the souvenirs are organized in two ways, around a person or in the scope of a collective, great or small. One associates the personal and interior life to it, to another one to the social and exterior world. The individuals are related with both, contributing for the formation of the two, at last would participate of the two types of memories, individual and the collective one. ‘ ‘ The collective memory …

involves the individual memories, but it is not confused with elas’ ‘ (HALBWACHS, 1990, p.55). In Alleys, the author retakes souvenirs of infancy, histories of lives counted or lived to reconstruct the gift, or to ficcionalizar the past. Of any form, accumulated memories, are individual or of the group, they form the great panel of the real slum quarter of infancy in the fictitious slum quarter of the book. But after all, which are the constituent elements of the memory, either individual or collective it? According to Pollak, the souvenir if supports in three criteria? events, personages and places? known directly or indirectly and that they can mention ‘ ‘ real events, personages and places, empirically established in concrete facts. But eventos’ can be also about projection of others; ‘ In first place, the lived events personally. In according to place, the events ‘ ‘ lived for tabela’ ‘ , that is, events lived for the group or the collective which the person if feels to belong. They are events of which the person nor always participated but that, in the imaginary one, they had taken size relief that, in the end of the accounts, it is almost impossible that it obtains to know if participated or not. (…) It is perfectly possible that, by means of the socialization politics, or of the historical socialization, occurs a phenomenon of projection or identification with determined past, so strong that we can speak almost in a memory that inherited.